In a recent piece on immigration, Scott Martelle of the L.A. Times tacitly accepts the argument that all illegal immigrants should be deported. The piece begins:
Sometime over the past couple of weeks, officials for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement division revised guidelines for how agents are to conduct themselves in and around courthouses.
The change came on the heels of complaints by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Southern Poverty Law Center and immigrant rights groups that agents were targeting undocumented immigrants as they tended to unrelated court business. Unfortunately, ICE says that “due to law enforcement sensitivities, the specific details of that guidance are not being released.”
Although the piece addresses issues surrounding immigration, it does not reject the notion that all illegal immigrants should be deported. And as we all know, according to Scott Martelle, “to not reject is tacit acceptance.”
This post is the first in a series on surprising positions tacitly accepted by Scott Martelle.